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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 165-169

Prevalence of Low Back Pain in Vegetable Vendors of Loni Village

Dr. Shrikant Sunil Sant1*, Mr. Yashkumar K. Agrawal*, Mr. Shreeyash Naik2*

1Assistant Professor, Community Physiotherapy Dept, 2Intern students, BPT,
*Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Loni Bk. Tal Rahata, Dist. Ahmednagar. Pin: 413736.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Shrikant Sunil Sant


Introduction: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reason affecting work performance and well being. In the world, 37% of LBP are attributed to occupation. Early protocol and effective treatment are required to improve lives of those suffering from pain and make people aware about the current issue of low back pain which proves to be a threat to human’s life. Back Pain Function Scale (BPFS) was used to evaluate functional ability in patients with back pain.
Methods: This study was carried out in Loni. Participants were comprised 30 vendor’s working at loni market. The inclusion criteria which was faced by us are individual able to understand the instruction, speak, read and write. The sample collected by us were in the age group of 20 to 75 years which were both males and females included & Exclusion criteria were Individual not willing to participate and Individual with cognitive disorder. Our Duration of study was 4 months. The scale measured daily activities in 12 different aspects. The minimum points for the scale are 0 and the maximum 60. Interpretation is made according to the percentage values obtained.
Results: The results of the study shown that, occurrence of low back pain is more in male vendors compared to females. Also, maximum vendors had problems in bending or stooping and very few participants experienced affected sleep.
Conclusion: The prevalence of low back pain in vendors is high. This study also concluded that prevalence of low back pain is more in males as compare to female vendors

Key words:vendors, LBP, occupational stress, street hawkers.

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